Catnip Squids

Check out my latest free ravelry pattern !  It’s a fun little toy for all the furry friends in your life.  These catnip squids are super easy and quick to make.  Plus, this is a great stash buster project for leftover bits of yarn.  My cats go crazy for their squirmy legs!

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July 28, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , . Crochet Pattern. Leave a comment.

Tea, Earl Grey, Hot!

I’ve been running amok the last few months and have totally neglected my blog!  The good news is I’m bursting with loads of new crafty projects to share!

Uncertainly, I have entered the dark realm from whence I may never return, by which I mean sewing.  My yarn stash could already warrant its own zip code, so fabric is a very dangerous line to cross.  My Grandmother Mary tried unsuccessfully to teach me sewing as a child.  My dad encouraged me with the gift of a vintage sewing machine.  Still, the skill never truly stuck.  I can’t even sew a straight line.  But I have resolved to learn this year!

I needed a simple project to get me started and I found a wonderful tea wallet tutorial on Christy’s Creations blog.  It is certainly a beginner-proofed project and the instructions were so easy to follow!  Three fat quarters will make six of these pretty pocket-sized gifts.  Plus, they don’t just have to be for tea.  They also hold business cards, credit cards and even mini Moleskine notebooks.  Check out the lovely results:

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Any suggestions for other beginner sewing projects?  Perhaps pillow cases?

July 25, 2013. Sewing. 2 comments.